By Julia Smith At last month’s UN High Level Meeting on Pandemic Preparedness, Marie-Claire Wangari from Women in Global Health noted, “Women have put their lives on the line to save us during the pandemic. We will not ask them now to return to gender inequality and business as usual.” During 2020 and 2021, while conducting research […]
27 October 2023 3pm BST/ 2pm GMT/ 10am EDT/ 4pm CEST All members welcome at the next Working Group Webinar! Our presentations this month include: Details of how to join the webinar will be circulated on the google list. If you would like to sign up to receive this information and to join the Working […]
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join the Gender and Public Health Emergencies Working Group (formally the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group) as a Working Group Coordinator. This role will support the ongoing success of the Working Group by planning meetings, building relationships with members, managing the list-serve, overseeing awards, and seeking additional […]
Gender and COVID-19 Working Group Call to Action was birthed in a collaborative process. Subsequently, organizers of the conference organized a webinar, ‘A Call to Action: Gender and COVID-19 Working Group’ to discuss it with a wider group of people. The speakers of the webinar focused on the actions needed to implement change in different […]
Dr. Julia Smith & Alice Murage discuss the experiences of female essential workers and how to better value women’s work and wellbeing. Date and time Thu, December 9, 2021 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT ABOUT THE TALK Women in Canada and around the world have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, as […]
At the launch of the UN Women Beyond COVID-19: A feminist plan for sustainability and social justice we heard from an esteemed panel that brought perspectives, rich knowledge and experience on the core areas covered in the document. Lynda Keeru of Pamoja Communications reports back. Hakima Abbas kicked off the ‘Beyond COVID-19: A Feminist Plan for […]
Thursday 4 November 2021 9:00-10:00am EST Link to register Nigeria’s COVID-19 response has been driven by the National COVID-19 Pandemic Multi-Sectoral Response Plan coordinated by the Presidential Task Force/Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and related bodies at the State level. But has gender been adequately factored into the response? Come along to our webinar where we will […]
In this blog, Carolyne Ajema, Kirabo Suubi, Naome Wandera, Cleopatra Mugyenyi and Chryspin Afifu of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Africa Hub, elaborate on the economic stimulus measures implemented by the Government of Kenya in response to the pandemic and how these impacted informal workers. Women predominantely earn a livelihood from informal […]
With millions of COVID-19 vaccines already distributed, inequity is very evident. In this blog Lynda Keeru reports back from International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) hosted webinar, ‘Vaccinations and the genders: Examining inequities in gender access and handling of vaccinations globally to inform pharmacy policy”; part of FIP’s ongoing digital programme, Transforming Vaccination Globally, Regionally and Nationally. Equitable distribution is […]
Amidst the unprecedented scale and speed of vaccine research and development, and the mammoth task of ‘leaving no one behind’ in the global deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, there is a need to ensure that critical sex and gender dimensions are prioritized in the evidence-generation, decision-making, and communication. Lynda Keeru reports back on ‘Sex and gender […]
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